Good day everyone! It’s TGIF, indeed. 🙂 Here are some things that I’d love to share first before I do my reactions:
1. THANK YOU for spending your time reading my predictions. I just had my “busiest” blog day yesterday as it reached an all-time high number of view pages. 3/4 of those viewed the Emmy predictions I made. It makes me feel like somewhat an “Emmy expert.” Haha.
2. Boy, did I do great with my Emmy nomination predictions! I got lucky this year. Haha! I even won the mini-game over at PinoyExchange.com and though the prize is bragging rights (I actually just guessed that), I’m on a good Emmy company there. 🙂
3. Now since I did pretty well, don’t expect that the same will happen when it comes to predicting the winners. The Emmys is probably the most difficult awards show to predict. The only consistent trend that I noticed was that it’s difficult to guess the winners. Haha.
With that, here are the nominees for this year’s Emmys together with my reactions:
BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Friday Night Lights”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Good Wife”
HOW I FARED: 6/6 Yay!
Well, it would have been better if Justified replaced the weak season of Dexter. But of course with four acting nominations, I won’t push it that much. Happiest for Game of Thrones because the show made it! 🙂 And good swan song for Friday Night Lights. Expect Breaking Bad to come back next year.
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”)
Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”)
Hugh Laurie (“House”)
Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
HOW I FARED: 6/6 Another yay!
Best Actor Drama is a sold group once again. Say what you want about Hugh Laurie but I think he still rises above the quality of the show even though (the show) has already passed its prime. Welcome to the club, Timothy Olyphant! Here’s hoping Hall/Hamm/Laurie will end up as the winner this year.
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”)
Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)
Kathy Bates (“Harry’s Law”)
Mireille Enos (“The Killing”)
Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order”)
Elizabeth Moss (“Mad Men”)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed Enos for Sedgwick
It’s weird because I was talking to some friends a few days ago on how Kyra had the perfect track record with the Emmys, Globes, and SAGs then she suddenly missed the nom. It would have been alright actually. What pissed me off was Mariska Hargitay is still polluting the category for four years now, and voters still buy her acting. Poor Katey Sagal, the woman can’t catch a break.
BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Josh Charles (“The Good Wife”)
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”)
Walton Goggins (“Justified”)
John Slattery (“Mad Men”)
Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age”)
HOW I FARED: 4/6; missed Braugher and Goggins for Noble and Pitt
Wow they snubbed Boardwalk Empire guys in this category eh? Not even a single Michael got honored. My Peter Dinklage prediction paid off, though it has to be on the expense of another gutsy prediction: John Noble. I’m happy for Josh Charles, and Walton Goggins! Walton, this should have been your third nom already!
BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”)
Margo Martindale (“Justified”)
Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”)
Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed Forbes for Gless
Aww man, I thought they’ll stick with Gless. I changed my prediction the last minute from Forbes to Gless, only to find out that I should have sticked with it. Oh well. To the person who advised Margo Martindale to submit in Supporting instead of Guest, good job! Here’s hoping Margo Martindale gets the plum. 🙂
BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bruce Dern (“Big Love”)
Beau Bridges(“Brothers & Sisters”)
Michael J. Fox (“The Good Wife”)
Paul McCrane (“Harry’s Law”)
Jeremy Davies (“Justified”)
Robert Morse (“Mad Men”)
HOW I FARED: 2/6; missed Dern, Bridges, McCrane, and Davies for Irons, Newhart, Holbrook, and Weller
This is such a weird category. Most of the performances they nominated came from shows they don’t give a damn. Like what I said, it’s Michael J. Fox’s to lose though. So it’s just a matter of who’s joining him.
BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mary McDonnell (“The Closer”)
Julia Stiles (“Dexter”)
Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Randee Heller (“Mad Men”)
Cara Buono (“Mad Men”)
Joan Cusack (“Shameless”)
Alfre Woodard (“True Blood”)
HOW I FARED: 1/7; missed McDonnell, Devine, Heller, Buono, Cusack, and Woodard for Messing, Aghdashloo, Burstyn, Bergen, and Hewitt
I don’t get why the ATAS played catch up with Mary McDonnell a year after she was supposed to be nominated. Devine, is not a nice surprise as she gets to have only five minutes of screentime on her tape. Heller and Buono were carried with the Mad Men hard-on. Cusack is always one of the spoilers; and Woodard could have shit herself and she still will get a nomination for that. What bothered me was the lack of Law and Order: SVU nominations especially Debra Messing. They finally realized it’s an easy route to win an Emmy nomination, and possibly a win.
BEST COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Office” (NBC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed Big Bang Theory for Hot in Cleveland
Thank God no Showtime dramedies this year! I’ve always thought that fourth might be the charm for Big Bang (like How I Met Your Mother) but a Betty White name is already enough for them to check off the show. Apparently they did the right thing. I’m so overwhelmed that Parks and Recreation is the little show that could and now they really got nominated. Hope Community finally breaks through.
BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Louis C.K. (“Louie”)
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)
Steve Carell (“The Office”)
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed Galecki for Morrison
Yehey! Probably one of the few times when I thought I’m wrong is right, Morrison was snubbed this year. Oh wait, he wasn’t snubbed because he did nothing nominating-worthy. I finally thought that McHale gets in (I predicted he won’t) and sadly, I’m right. LeBlanc is the fourth Friend to get a nomination post-Friends (Kudrow, Perry, and Aniston got nommed already).
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Laura Linney (“The Big C”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”)
Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)
Martha Plimpton (“Raising Hope”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy, I’mma let you finish but uh… COURTENEY COX DESERVES TO BE NOMINATED OVER YOU!!! Shit this Academy, what does Courteney have to do!?!?!? I was furied though I already saw this coming. Yay for no Lea Michele though. Toni Collette was snubbed as well but at least she already has an Emmy on her mantle. Raise your hand for Martha Plimpton! She deserves it! 🙂
BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Chris Colfer (“Glee”)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”)
Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”)
Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”)
Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
Joy Cryer (“Two and a Half Men”)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed Cryer for Harris
Hurray for 4 MF guys getting nominated! Finally, Emmy nominee Ed O’Neill! I was so shocked that Harris was snubbed when he could have had a winning tape already. And like Sedgwick, I would have been fine if it was Nick Offerman. But no, it’s JON CRYER. Jon freakin Cryer. Jon “you have NPH’s Emmy” Cryer. I’ll probably cry myself now.
BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Jane Lynch (“Glee”)
Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”)
Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)
Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”)
Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live”)
Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”)
HOW I FARED: 6/6
Meh. Boring. Wendie Malick should have been nominated.
BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Idris Elba (“The Big C”)
Nathan Lane (“Modern Family”)
Zach Galifianakis (“Saturday Night Live”)
Justin Timberlake (“Saturday Night Live”)
Matt Damon (“30 Rock”)
Will Arnett (“30 Rock”)
HOW I FARED: 2/6; missed Elba, Galifianakis, Damon, and Arnett for Reiner, Slattery, Lithgow, and Alda
They don’t like the old guys this year. Good set of nominees though Will Arnett is getting tiring already.
BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”)
Dot-Marie Jones (“Glee”)
Gwyneth Paltrow (“Glee”)
Cloris Leachman (“Raising Hope”)
Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)
Elizabeth Banks (“30 Rock”)
HOW I FARED: 3/6; missed Chenoweth, Jones, and Banks for Stritch, Poehler, and Nixon
Damn Glee voters. If Chenoweth got nomemd then they probably didn’t watch her episode as she did nothing Emmy worthy there. Jones was okay but no winning tape so a wasted filler slot. Banks is the wrong 30 Rock girl: should have been Stritch or Sherri Shepherd.
BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Idol” (FOX)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
HOW I FARED: 5/6; missed So You Think You Can Dance for The Voice
Mark Burnett can’t catch a break. All these Survivor vs. the Voice talk is moot since SYTYCD got in instead. Excited for Amazing Race’s and Top Chef’s battle. Both good episodes.
BEST HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Phil Keoghan (“The Amazing Race”)
Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”)
Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”)
Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”)
Jeff Probst (“Survivor”)
HOW I FARED: 4/5; missed Deeley for Lakshmi
I called it that Klum gets ejected this year and a female replaces her. Still wish it was Padma, but Cat Deeley deserves an overdue nom so good call, still.
BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
HOW I FARED: 6/6
Yay but…. BORING.
BEST MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“Cinema Verite” (HBO)
“Masterpiece: Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“The Kennedys” (ReelzChannel)
“Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
“The Pillars Of The Earth” (Starz)
“Too Big To Fail” (HBO)
HOW I FARED: 4/6; missed Kennedys and Pillars for Carlos and Upstairs Downstairs
I’m mad Carlos didn’t get in. And to add insult to injury, The Kennedys made it. Bleh. Hope Downton Abbey pulls off suprise over Mildred Pierce. And oh, what happened to The Sunset Limited?
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Edgar Ramirez (“Carlos”)
Greg Kinnear (“The Kennedys”)
Barry Pepper (“The Kennedys”)
Idris Elba (“Luther”)
Laurence Fishburne (“Thurgood”)
William Hurt (“Too Big To Fail”)
HOW I FARED: 4/6; missed Kinner and Pepper for Jackson and Jones
Like what I said, what happened to The Sunset Limited? Not aware that there are six noms this year but Hurt filled my sixth spot. Yay for Idris Elba’s double nominations! But I’m on Team Edgar!
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Diane Lane (“Cinema Verite”)
Elizabeth McGovern (“Masterpiece: Downton Abbey”)
Kate Winslet (“Mildred Pierce”)
Taraji P. Henson (“Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”)
Jean Marsh (“Masterpiece: Upstairs Downstairs)
HOW I FARED: 4/5; missed Henson for Atwell
Why did I even fool myself that they’ll skip with the predictable nominee in an okay performance!?!?! *coughsTarajiHensoncoughs* Her first Oscar and Emmy noms are underwhelming because she has been snubbed before for better noms.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Tom Wilkinson (“The Kennedys”)
Guy Pearce (“Mildred Pierce”)
Brian F. O’Byrne (“Mildred Pierce”)
Paul Giamatti (“Too Big To Fail”)
James Woods (“Too Big To Fail”)
HOW I FARED: 3/5; missed O’Byrne and Giammatti for Gandolfini and Robbins
Why did they snub Cinema Verite here? Oh well had Giammatti sixth on my preds. Good call on O’Byrne as he’s one of Mildred Pierce’s assets.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith (“Masterpiece: Downton Abbey” )
Evan Rachel Wood (“Mildred Pierce”)
Melissa Leo (“Mildred Pierce”)
Mare Winningham (“Mildred Pierce”)
Eileen Atkins (“Upstairs Downstairs”)
HOW I FARED: 4/5; missed Winningham for Wilson
I predicted the wrong Wi to get nominated. Haha. Too much Mildred Pierce love here. Excited for the Dame Maggie to win just so I’ll see Melissa Leo’s fucked up face.
So how did you fare? And what are you excited about? Overall, I think these are good nominations. 🙂